Thursday, February 16, 2023 5pm to 7pm
About this Event
UT Southwestern Medical Center, South Campushttps://forms.office.com/r/T86S87Lnx9
Join us on campus for an exclusive one hour screening of Below the Belt, followed by a Q&A session featuring a panel of experts, including UTSW faculty and the film's director and producer, Shannon Cohn.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.office.com/r/T86S87Lnx9
About the film:
Through the personal & inspiring stories of four women urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, Below the Belt exposes widespread problems in our healthcare system that disproportionately affect women.
Through the lens of endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 9 women, the film shows how women are often dismissed, discounted and disbelieved. During the 10 years it takes to be diagnosed, women are often told that symptoms are in their head or part of being a woman. Due to outdated notions, they are then often treated with an array of ineffective drugs and surgeries and erroneously told that pregnancy & hysterectomy are cures.
From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and financial barriers to care, Below the Belt shines a light on how millions are effectively silenced and how, by fighting back, they can improve healthcare for all women.
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